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Positive Athlete

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition and to learn how to give back to their community. Current and former professional athletes are members of this organization, and high school athletes will be invited to join based on being nominated by a coach, school administrator, parent or fan for the annual Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards. Our Facebook page is designed to celebrate nominees and new members of the organization. Coaches in youth sports leagues in Georgia are already naming “Positive Athletes of the Game” each game as a way to emphasize the importance of having a positive attitude.

Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete:

  1. Optimistic Attitude—Most coaches will tell you that an athlete who believes positive things will happen has a greater chance for success.
  2. Encouraging Teammate—In every sport, teammates are going to experience some kind of failure. Positive Athletes are the first ones to encourage them.
  3. Servant Leader—Positive Athletes do not think about being the “stars of the team.” They lead through serving others first and by setting an example.
  4. Heart for Others—Many athletes are blessed with gifts that many others are not. The Positive Athlete seeks to help the less gifted or fortunate.
  5. Admits Imperfections—This is Positive Athlete…not Perfect Athlete. Athletes willing to admit they make mistakes gain the respect of teammates and fans.
  6. Always Gives 100%—Not every athletic competition goes as planned, but a Positive Athlete always gives 100% no matter what the scoreboard says.
  7. Puts Team First—There are times when personal achievement may hurt the team’s goal. Positive Athletes choose their team.

The Positive Athlete brand was created to remind all athletes that it’s “cool to be positive.” It also creates opportunities for local companies to participate in the movement.

CLICK HERE to learn more about positive athlete and to nominate your Mustangs!

2016-17
Georgia Winner
“Extra Credit Award” ( $1,000) – Given to the Cobb County high school student-athlete who goes above and beyond for their team, school and community to make the world a better place.
Michy Ramos

Cobb County Awards
Most Positive School – KMHS
Most Positive Boys Basketball – Andres Franco
Most Positive Wrestling – Jonathan Westmoreland

2015-16
Georgia Winner
Most Positive Track & Field – Emily Vonck

Cobb County Awards
Most Positive Alternative Sport – Kobe Gadson
Most Positive Boys Tennis – Matthew Osajima
Most Positive Girls Track & Field – Emily Vonck

2014-15
Cobb County Awards
Most Positive Boys Swimming – Chase Carson
Most Positive Boys Soccer – David Wright
Most Positive Girls Alternative Sport – Lily Morin

2013-14
Georgia Winner
Most Positive Female Athlete – Madi Lewis

Cobb County Awards
Most Positive Softball – Madi Lewis
Most Positive Girls Track – Allison Krausman